Bethan Morgan, Artistic Director, trained at Guildford School of Acting and Dance and has worked as an actor/musician in the West End and for many companies across the country, such as Bolton Octagon and Coventry Belgrade. Closer to home she has worked with Waking Exploits, Spectacle Theatre, Company of Sirens, Omidaze and has appeared in many Christmas shows at the Sherman Theatre Cardiff. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, Musical director and Director. Directing credits include 25 Shapes in Full Colour (Theatr Ffynnon), The Good Socialist, TheReluctant Revolutionary (Ffynnroc Prods), My Piece of Happiness, Don’t Breathe a Word, Kick for Touch, The Way of Water (Welsh Fargo Stage Co.) , Pornography (Ass.Dir – Waking Exploits), SPANGLED, Anamnesis 25.12 , 35 Times (Mercury Theatre Wales).
I go to the theatre to be thrilled, entertained or moved in some way and therefore feel committed to producing new exciting theatre that immerses the audience into its themes and atmosphere, provoking ideas and thoughts on its subject matter. Theatre is a powerful tool which can be used to inspire and educate.
David Prince, Associate Director, trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. His performance career began with theatre-in-education and small-scale touring on Merseyside. A period of performing arts lecturing intervened until, having returned to South Wales, David wrote and performed a one-man show (A Gringo’s Journey, adapted from the book by Cris Osborn). He went on to work for Theatr Iolo, Theatr na n’Og, Fluellen, Clwyd Theatr Cymrum Welsh Fargo and Sisbro Productions. He’s also popped up from time to time in various films, commercials and TV Dramas.
Live theatre gives audiences a unique experience which cannot be replicated by other means: film and TV lack theatre’s intimacy, its immediacy, its sense of rawness and danger. Working with Mercury Theatre Wales I have the chance to deliver that unique experience to audiences in ways which are both original and accessible.
Lynn Hunter, Associate Artist, has been an actress and Director for over 35 years. Theatre work includes work with the Sherman Theatre, Theatr Clywd, Royal National Theatre and various touring companies all over the UK. TV includes Casualty, Baker Boys, Mine all Mine, Tracey Beaker, Dic and Dom, Banana, Cucumber and Pobol y Cwm. Films include Restoration, House and Submarine.
Over the past 20 years I have specialised in the creation of new work, devising characters and creating stories and also working with new writers to develop scripts. I am committed to exploring and developing exciting and challenging work and making that work accessible to new theatregoers.
Images: Claire Cousins (9 Suitcases), Kirsten McTernan(SPANGLED Incubator Project)